Why restricting indemnity cover for GPs treating kids with gender dysphoria is ‘unethical’

AusPATH vice president Dr Portia Predny says MDA National's updated policy will put vulnerable young patients at greater risk of harm.
Dr Portia Predny
Dr Portia Predny.

Last week, MDA National president Dr Michael Gannon defended the organisation’s decision to pull cover for GPs and other private specialists who initiate hormone therapy for under-18s with gender dysphoria.

Although it does not constitute a blanket ban on gender-affirming care, the policy decision has still rattled GPs treating gender diverse patients.